Three paddle boarders rescued from sea by lifeboat at Aberdeen beach
Three paddle boarders have been rescued by lifeboat after getting into difficulties in sea off Aberdeen.
A number of 999 calls were made after members of the public saw the group get pulled out to sea in windy conditions at about 14:30.
They were picked up by the RNLI's inshore lifeboat then transferred to the all-weather lifeboat.
The group, all women aged about 19 or 20, were checked over by ambulance crew but did not need medical attention.
Their boards and paddles were recovered.
A spokesman for the RNLI in Aberdeen said: "The prevailing strong offshore winds, and their consequence in blowing these paddle-boarders offshore, serve to remind us all of the importance of obtaining a weather forecast and considering its implications before embarking on any leisure activity in the sea."